On episode 11 of Freedom Up Close, Dani and Josh come back after taking some well needed time off to exercise some self care and to address some personal things. They discuss their ongoing projects, some big news from Dani, and what’s coming down the pipe for Freedom Up Close.
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Mature and Adult themes. Listener discretion is advised.
Dani and Josh talk Social Media. Got a Facebook or an Insta? Maybe TikTok? Do you remember MySpace, Hi5, Bebo, or some other Internet social platform? Or maybe you were a member of a BBS or a web forum? Plus, the dark side of social media: the trolls, keyboard thugs, and the comparisons that we do against other people just from what we see on a webpage!
Dani and Josh discuss the complexities of being human. The good, the bad, and the ugly. Nothing is off limits here. We discuss the joys of being an empath, being able to take multiple perspectives, and the challenges of becoming a better human being. This episode barely scratches the surface of this topic. Expect more on this topic in the future.
Dani and Josh take on the heavier topic of happiness. What makes you happy, or unhappy? How do you ensure your happiness? Is happiness a destination, or is it the stops along the way? What are going to be the ups and downs of maintaining your happiness? Plus, a new feature that is being added to the show to help you participate!
In episode 6 of Freedom Up Close, Josh and Dani discuss jobs. They share some of the challenges of finding a job as a person with a visual impairment, some recommendations for making a resume and cover letter, tips for tackling that interview, and more.
Come and listen for some entertaining rants from both of our lovely co-hosts. What challenges have you faced in your job search?
In episode 5 of Freedom Up Close, Dani and Josh talk about the tools they’ve used, and still use, as well as their individual experiences as persons on the blindness spectrum. Plus, what happens when you’re made fun of for using those tools, and why you should never compare your blindness to others.
In episode 4 of Freedom Up Close, Dani and Josh discuss what makes a person who he or she is. They delve into psychological topics, developmental theories, core values, and more while sharing some of their own personal anecdotes and insights.
If you want to share your own stories or you need help setting some goals of your own,, feel free to reach out. Dani and Josh would both be happy to offer any guidance they can. Email us at TalkWithUs@FreedomUpClose.com.
In episode 3 of Freedom Up Close, Dani and Josh discuss current events with Covid-19 and how that has thrown everyone’s plans into chaos. They discuss how they are handling the changes, what small routines and patterns make the days feel more normal, and how they cope with the additional stress.
Self-care is an important topic in this episode. If you have something about self-care to share or you’re finding yourself struggling to find what self-care could work for you, feel free to reach out to us via email: TalkWithUs@freedomupclose.com